Articles by: Kit O'Toole

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band, September 22, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

When Ringo Starr sits behind the drums and shakes his head to the beat, time temporarily turns back to 1964.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, August 15, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jeff Lynne’s ELO, August 15, 2018: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Jeff Lynne once again demonstrated what makes Electric Light Orchestra special, namely combining various genres to render the music timeless.

The Beatles, “Little Child” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Little Child” from With the Beatles (1963): Deep Beatles

“Little Child” paints a tantalizing picture of the organic sound of the Beatles, giving a taste of their early years.

The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Helter Skelter” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

“Helter Skelter” shatters previous stereotypes of the Beatles and, in turn, reveals the future of rock music.

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Mother Nature’s Son” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles deep cut “Mother Nature’s Son” proves Paul McCartney’s mastery of simplicity in melody, subject and arrangement.

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Don’t Pass Me By” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The off-kilter charm of “Don’t Pass Me By” showcased Ringo Starr’s personality, while also serving as the first step on a path away from the Beatles.

The Beatles, “It’s All Too Much” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “It’s All Too Much” from Yellow Submarine (1969): Deep Beatles

George Harrison’s struggle to balance a simple existence with a rock star’s hedonistic lifestyle is chronicled in the Beatles deep cut “It’s All Too Much.”

The Beatles, “Glass Onion” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Glass Onion” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

John Lennon turned a satirical pen on himself and his bandmates for this stand-out deep cut from the Beatles’ self-titled 1968 studio project.

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know” from Magical Mystery Tour (1967): Deep Beatles

“Your Mother Should Know” may not break new musical ground, but it further exemplifies how the Beatles drew from seemingly unlikely sources in their compositions.

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles, “Long, Long, Long,” from The White Album (1968): Deep Beatles

The Beatles’ darkly experimental “Long, Long, Long” foreshadows a frequent trope in George Harrison’s solo work: comparing spiritual and romantic love.

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